- the series of living phenomena exhibited by an organism in the course of its development from inception to death.
- life cycle(def 1).
Origin of life history
First recorded in 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for life history
The paper was a contribution to the life-history of this minute insect.
There may now be a certain sacramental character in the life-history.The Task of Social Hygiene
They had progressed, in the usual manner, from argument to life-history.Pagan Passions
Gordon Randall Garrett
Such, then, is the brief outline of the life-history of one of Nature's water babies.Chatterbox, 1906
What she had been in the life-history of Sally and Jim they both knew.Northern Lights
- the series of changes undergone by an organism between fertilization of the egg and death
- the series of events that make up a person's life
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